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'Liberty, Variety, Property: On the Grammar of Nature & Modern Social Order'

Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room, Colorado Springs CO

May 03 2017
‘Liberty, Variety, Property: On the Grammar of Nature & Modern Social Order’ presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room, Colorado Springs CO

A part of the CC Visiting Film Series.

This lecture examines the role that the taxonomic rhetoric of variety played in the constitution of modern liberalism.

Professor M. Sutherland will focus particularly on how the scientific trope of variety served to ground the very notion of modern property, and in doing so translated the scientific idea of a “natural order” into a distinctly racialized articulation of social, economic and geopolitical order.

Through a consideration of variety and scientific discourses of natural order,

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